FORT LAUDERDALE — American Queen Voyages has announced new names for its Victory I and Victory II vessels ahead of their resumption of service in early 2022.
The sister ships, both of which specialize in Lakes & Ocean experiences, will now be named Ocean Voyager and Ocean Navigator, respectively. Ocean Voyager will begin its 2022 season on Jan. 4 with Mexico and Yucatán Peninsula itineraries, while Ocean Navigator will debut in Savannah on April 10, sailing up the eastern seaboard towards the Great Lakes for the summer season.
The name change comes on the heels of American Queen Voyages’ rebrand earlier this year, which saw the company merge its previous American Queen Steamboat Company and Victory Cruise Lines sister lines under one overarching brand name.
Ocean Voyager and Ocean Navigator are currently in Port Royal, South Carolina where they are undergoing minor renovations prior to the upcoming season.
“The transformation of our small-coastal vessels to Ocean Voyager and Ocean Navigator was a natural next step as we introduce our American Queen Voyages Lakes & Ocean experiences,” says Shawn Bierdz, chief operating officer of American Queen Voyages. “Ocean Voyager and Ocean Navigator will deliver encounter travel with innovative itineraries and enrichment programming, showcasing the best of North America’s unique waterways.”
Both vessels are identical 202-guest ships purpose-built for the canals and locks of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway. Onboard, guests will find 101 suites and staterooms across five passenger decks, two dining venues and two lounges, including the Compass Lounge where lectures and entertainment will take place. Itinerary offerings include departures from Chicago’s Navy Pier to downtown over 11 days, touching all five Great Lakes, along with sailings between Detroit and Montreal.
To entice passengers to book now for future cruises, American Queen Voyages is offering a Year End Sale, with savings of up to US$5,600 per stateroom on select 2022 and 2023 sailings, including Ocean Voyager and Ocean Navigator, when booked by Jan. 4, 2022. For more information call 1-833-598-0119 or visit www.AQVoyages.com.